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First rainforests arose when plants solved plumbing problem

First rainforests arose when plants solved plumbing problem | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A team of scientists, including several from the Smithsonian Institution, discovered that leaves of flowering plants in the world's first rainforests had more veins per unit area than leaves ever had before.
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Sperm Whales Found Dead In Germany, Stomachs FULL Of Plastic And Car Parts - Expand your Consciousness

Sperm Whales Found Dead In Germany, Stomachs FULL Of Plastic And Car Parts - Expand your Consciousness | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Twenty-nine sperm whales were found stranded on shores around the North Sea, an area that is too shallow for the marine wildlife. Only recently were details of the animals’ necropsy released. However, scientists were deeply disturbed by what they found in the animals’ stomachs. According to a press release from Wadden Sea National Park in Schleswig-Holstein, many …
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Le réchauffement climatique détourne une rivière du Yukon de son lit

Le réchauffement climatique détourne une rivière du Yukon de son lit | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Le réchauffement climatique a entraîné un tel retrait du glacier Kaskawulsh, au Yukon, que l'eau de fonte a changé de direction.
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California desert comes alive with wildflower 'superbloom'

California desert comes alive with wildflower 'superbloom' | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in California is ablaze with colorful wildflower blooms thanks to 7 inches of winter rain.
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Thanks to seed savers, Glass Gem corn exists

Thanks to seed savers, Glass Gem corn exists | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The stunning, multi-colored corn is real and edible, and its seeds are now in high demand.
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Squid and octopus can edit and direct their own brain genes

Squid and octopus can edit and direct their own brain genes | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
These animals do not obey the commands of their DNA to the letter, instead interfering with the code and possibly leading to a special kind of evolution
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16 spectacular facts about giant sequoias

16 spectacular facts about giant sequoias | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
All hail the giant trees! Mother Nature’s skyscrapers are some of the largest and oldest organisms on the planet.
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'Extinct' Mountain Dogs Rediscovered in the Wild

'Extinct' Mountain Dogs Rediscovered in the Wild | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Unseen for more than 50 years, the New Guinea highland wild dog has at last been confirmed in its natural island habitat.
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A glimpse of what we've lost: 10 extinct animals in photos

A glimpse of what we've lost: 10 extinct animals in photos | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
We're in the midst of the sixth great extinction right now, with the rise of humans being behind the unprecedented rise in the rate we're losing species.
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3 New Snakes Found, One Named for Underworld Monster

3 New Snakes Found, One Named for Underworld Monster | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The newfound species add to Earth's most diverse snake genus—and one of them is already critically endangered.
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Unusual 'Dr. Seuss flower' discovered by park ranger

Unusual 'Dr. Seuss flower' discovered by park ranger | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Called a wool sower gall, these fluffy, polka-dotted balls are caused by a species of parasitic wasp.
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Le Chili reçoit la plus grande donation de terres privées de l’histoire

Le Chili reçoit la plus grande donation de terres privées de l’histoire | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
La veuve du millionnaire américain Douglas Tompkins a cédé 407 625 hectares situés en Patagonie. Trois parcs nationaux y verront le jour.
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Three New Species Of Bird-Eating Spiders Described

Three New Species Of Bird-Eating Spiders Described | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Researchers have just described three new species of bird-eating spiders, one of which has a penchant for climbing trees.
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Espèces en péril: l'inaction d'Ottawa contestée devant les tribunaux | Éric-Pierre Champagne | Espèces menacées

Espèces en péril: l'inaction d'Ottawa contestée devant les tribunaux | Éric-Pierre Champagne | Espèces menacées | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Le sort du caribou des bois et de centaines d'autres espèces en péril au Canada se réglera finalement devant les tribunaux.
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Cicadapocalypse: What you need to know

Cicadapocalypse: What you need to know | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
After a 17-year absence, Brood VI of these bizarre insects will overrun parts of the U.S. in coming months.
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Watch: Bizarre Deep-Sea 'Worm' As Long As an Arm Revealed

Watch: Bizarre Deep-Sea 'Worm' As Long As an Arm Revealed | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Scientists studying the giant shipworm for the first time made a truly strange discovery.
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Exclusive: Jungle Puppies Captured on Film for the First Time

Exclusive: Jungle Puppies Captured on Film for the First Time | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A new effort to catalog animals in Peru's rain forests has captured some incredible footage of a rarely seen canine.
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California Fox Makes Fastest Endangered Species Recovery (And It’s Pretty Cute)

California Fox Makes Fastest Endangered Species Recovery (And It’s Pretty Cute) | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
In just 12 years, the Channel Islands fox has made a remarkable recovery.
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11 smallest animals of their kind

11 smallest animals of their kind | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
From mini monkeys and diminutive deer to itty-bitty bats, these are some of the animal kingdom’s most minuscule members of their tribe.
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Prehistoric shrimp emerge from Australian desert after heavy rain

Prehistoric shrimp emerge from Australian desert after heavy rain | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Imagine millions of these slithering out from the mud? The eggs of this alien desert crustacean remain dormant for years, waiting for a bout of rain to hatch.
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World's Largest Dino Tracks Found in Real-Life 'Jurassic Park'

World's Largest Dino Tracks Found in Real-Life 'Jurassic Park' | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The dinosaur track sites, found in northwestern Australia, have long been treated as sacred by the local Aboriginal community.
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Stunning Pictures: Ten of the Rarest Animals on Earth

Stunning Pictures: Ten of the Rarest Animals on Earth | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Photographer Joel Sartore is documenting the world's most endangered species, from the mountain pygmy possum to the Philippine crocodile.
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None of the world’s top industries would be profitable if they paid for the natural capital they use

None of the world’s top industries would be profitable if they paid for the natural capital they use | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A sobering new study finds that the world's biggest industries burn through $7.3 trillion worth of free natural capital a year. And it's the only reason they turn a profit.
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Amazing: Bands of wild horses line up to 'say goodbye' to mare who died

Amazing: Bands of wild horses line up to 'say goodbye' to mare who died | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
An incredible video shows wild horses paying respects to a horse who died after complications in giving birth to a foal.
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Cruise ship smashes into coral in Raja Ampat http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/03/13/cruise-ship-smashes-into-coral-in-raja-ampat.html

Cruise ship smashes into coral in Raja Ampat http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/03/13/cruise-ship-smashes-into-coral-in-raja-ampat.html | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
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